In the upcoming Diwali festival season there would a be the higher demand for pulses. But because of the same reason some of the sellers are resorting to hoarding in order to increase prices. In order to prevent that and protect consumers from high prices, government of India decided to release more pulse stocks for retails distribution.
But there are not enough government retail outlets across various states. But there are more than 150,000 post offices in India of which almost 140,000 of them are in rural areas. So the government has decided to use the postal network for distribution of pulses.